Published On : Tue, Jun 24th, 2014

Gorewada Lake water level drops to an alarming 313.33 meter

Intermittent power tripping’s at Mahadula, less water in Navegaon Khairi RBC may affect city water supply

Gorewada Level June 24

Nagpur: The water level of Gorewada Lake has dropped to an alarming level of 313.33 mtr (as on June 24, 2014), which is a record lowest ever drop since the Orange City Water (OCW) has started maintenance and operation of city’s water supply system.
Presently the lake level is at alarming level of 313.33 meter. Due to this drastic drop in the level, water supply to Gorewada WTP’s and subsequently to West, South-West and South Nagpur may get affected in coming next seven-eight days. Normally the level of Gorewada Lake is 314 mtr which is proper enough for a proper water supply to these parts of city.
It must be mentioned here, these areas are already going through a disturbed Water supply since June 11, earlier due to limited power supply to Mahadula Pumping Station, by MSEDCL. Mahadula Pumping Station receives power supply through two of the transformers of Koradi Sub-station. One of these two transformers went out of order on June 11, resulting in limited power supply to Mahadula Pumping. As a fall out of that on June 12, the lake water level was dropped to 313.49 meter.
To make the matter worse, presently following intermittent power tripping’s by MSEDCL on Mahadula pumping station and low water level in Right Bank Canal (RBC) of Navegaion Khari dam in last many days, the Gorewada Lake level has further dropped to 313.33 mtr. (As on June 24, 2014) Despite OCW experts trying its level best to minimize the inconvenience to the citizens by properly managing the water supply system, but just because for continuous drop in the Gorewada lake levels the following areas may face affected water supply conditions like Omkar Nagar ESR Command Area, Mhalgi Nagar ESR Command Area, Narsala Village, Areas receiving water from Wanjari Nagar Feeder Main and Boriyapura Feeder Main, Parts of Laxmi Nagar and Dharampeth Zone, Parts of Mangalwari Zone, etc.
If there is any further reduction in the level, water supply to Gorewada WTP’s Pench-I, II, III and subsequently to the West, South-West and South Nagpur will be adversely ffected in next seven days.
Despite Gorewada water level problem has been developed due to intermittent power breakdowns at Mahadula pumping station and low level water at Navegaon khairi RBC, still the inconvenience caused to citizens of West, South-West and South Nagpur is deeply regretted.
For any other information or complaints regarding water supply please contact
OCW Toll Free Number: 1800-266-9899
OCW’s BPT to WTP (2mtr dia) pipe laying work in full swing (Pic attached)
Nagpur: In a bid to draw a long term solution on such problems, OCW is all set to improve the Gorewada water supply system which supplies 420 MLD water to West, South-West and South Nagpur in near future.
At present water comes from Pench reservoir to Mahadula pumping station to a Break Pressure Tank (BPT) located near Lake and then flows into lake. Water is then being lifted from Gorewada Lake to Water Treatment Plant (WTP) at Pench-I, Pench-II, and Pench-III pumping stations.
OCW has already started work to interconnect the BPT directly to three WTP’s by laying a 2.4 km pipeline (2 meter dia). OCW has already laid 1.8 km pipeline along the Gorewada Basti road and work is going in full swing to complete the job. This innovative full-proof work planned as a part of 24×7 project will automatically bypass the Gorewada Lake and Lake will purely become a storage reservoir and can be used during Summer or if the Pench canal breaches etc. This will effectively increase Gorewada Lake’s storage capacity as it will not be required for daily operations once the BPT is directly connected with WTP’s.